Louisiana Political
Hall of Fame


1998 Inductee
Joe Waggonner

Joe Waggonner

Joe Waggonner was first elected to public office in 1954 when he won aseat on the Bossier Parish School Board and later served on the State Board of Education. He served 9 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. From the first election, he was re-elected without opposition in general elections and with only minor opposition twice in the Democratic primary.